Monday, June 29, 2009

Bag swap sneak peek

Here is a sneak peek of the fabric I'm using for the bag I'm making for my partner in the EB bag swap.
I'm rather in love with it and just happened to buy enough to make something for myself afterwards. It is called 'Jacobean Rhapsody' by Timeless Treasures fabrics.

The bag is taking a little longer than expected because I rolled my foot at work and couldn't walk for three days - right on they day I was meant to be going fabric shopping! My foot is still several lovely shades of blue-black but it is my left foot so I'm able to sew right-footed without a problem.
I spent the weekend fussy cutting to make the most of the fabric design, cutting out and ironing-on interfacing and pellon. I also unpicked the small amount of quilting over and over again.
Now I've got to make and apply some binding, design and apply some pockets and try and figure out the rather poor instrustions for the lining.
Hopefully it will be all ready to post off on Monday. I don't think I'll have time to make the little purse I wanted to put with it.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bella's new family - Giveaway day winner

Thanks to everyone who offered to adopt my little Bella.

Using the old-fashioned pull a number out of a hat (or tupperware bowl in my case) method the random winner was comment number 21 - Joanne.

Just waiting for Joanne to contact me and then Bella will be off to her new home, and by the sounds of it to a very appreciative little bear-lover!

I've been looking at Bella every day for the last week and am very tempted to pull the templates out and start one or two little I need any more WIPs around the place!